What we learned Carolina/Chicago
Cam Newton is a stud. WoW, he floats a few passes, but man you cannot bring him down, he's got great pocket pressence, great feet/agility/speed to make plays by sliding around in the pocket, or running.
Speaking of stud, Forte. Congrats on your first 200yrd game; Martz must have died a little inside to run 25 times and not throw it 60 to make up for it; and if you saw the end of the game, considering it was a win, he didn't look happy at all. Yes it was against the 25 ranked rush D, but he showed when there are holes, he can run through them, when he is not hit the moment he is handed the ball off, he can get positive yards. And that he is big enough to shed tackles and fast enough to break off big gains and make people miss.
Our O: Forte's our Offense boys, get used to it. While the rest of the O struggled, he didn't. Cutler looked more confident in that pocket today then he has since Atl. OL looked shakey at times in pass protection, but amazing in straight up man to man run blocking. Sanz is again showing he's an undrafted rookie right now, but man he has some solid routes and nice hands. If the idea that K Davis was a better blocker then Olsen; and just as much of a threat, we can end that here, he is neither. Both suck as blocking, and Olsen is a far better O option. Knox had a few nices catches, Roy had a nice catch then disapeared. Did anyone else hear the announcers point out that Cutler had to tell RW's where to line up? Thought he knew this playbook wtf?
Speaking of stud, Hester, congrats for showing yet again why you are going to go down as the greatest return man in the hestory of the game. Our St's won this game for us today, a TD and a blocked FG, and great field position. Thank you Mr. Toub you are a Master.
Our D...wow they looked miserable. they got pressure on Cam; and Cam didn't care. Their rb's gashed us like I cannot remember seeing a rb do since Pierre Thomas a few years ago in Dec; first time I remeber hearing about him. They couldn't tackle, cover or sack/hit the qb. Lovie's D did get a Int for a TD, thank you Mr Moore. But it cannot all be about TO's, we again bent and broke to a rookie qb. We actually tried to blitz, and aparently Carolina was fully expecting it. Our coaches. timeout managment is atrousious in this game, they should be embarassed. I like that we tried to dial up pressure on the young qb, but we couldn't get there and he beat us up b/c of it.
Their O, man they looked like all world out there. Outside the one pick, and a few floaters, he looks like the real deal. That rb duo is scary awesome, those TE's...man could you just imagine and hope that we might have a few big body pass catchers to help our qb someday? Steve Smith is a stud. Those guys made our wr's look like pop warner; they took hits and held onto the ball. We can only hope to have guys like that someday.
Their D, man their run D is bad; for as good as Forte looked, take it w/a grain of salt b/c it was against this group. The rest of their D can deliver hits and tackle though.
Their Coaches, probably a bad choice to go 4th and 10 w/2 min's and 3 to's, but I can understand it. don't really care about the rest of the game.